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Honey Prarie Fire in Okefenokee Swamp, Ga. Still Smoking


Published December 16, 2011


NASA's Terra satellite passed over the southeastern U.S. on Dec. 14, 2011 at 16:40 UTC (11:40 a.m. EST) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured smoke (top right side of image) and fire signatures from the Honey Prarie fire still burning in the Okenfenokee Swamp fire in southeastern Georgia. According to Inciweb, the Honey Prairie continues to burn deep down into the dry peat on the west side of the refuge. Inciweb is the "Incident Information System" website that reports wildfire conditions throughout the country. Inciweb noted that there is no visible flame but it is still smoking and that smoke shows up as thin light-brown colored lines in the NASA satellite image. That fire has been burning in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge since April 29. It was caused by a lightning strike. As of Dec. 15, 2011, the fire has covered 309,200 acres and is now 76 percent contained. NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption: NASA/Goddard, Rob Gutro


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Source http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/fires/main/usa/okefenokee12162011.html
Licenseurl http://www.nasaimages.org/Terms.html
Date 2011-12-16
Identifier 611459main_okenfenokeeSwampfire1600x1200
Addeddate 2012-01-26 19:45:32
Publicdate 2012-01-26 19:45:44

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